Dubai-based carrier to start operating to two new destinations in Thailand and Myanmar from December 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019 — Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of flights to Krabi in Thailand and Yangon in Myanmar, expanding its network to Southeast Asia. The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB) starting from 10 December 2019.
Krabi International Airport (KBV) serves as a gateway to Krabi province in southern Thailand and neighbouring regions like Malaysia and Singapore. With the launch of the daily service, which is operated via a stop in Yangon in Myanmar, flydubai becomes the first UAE national carrier to offer flights to Krabi. The new direct flights to Yangon International Airport (RGN) will also give passengers easier access to the largest city and commercial centre of Myanmar.
Commenting on the launch of the two new routes, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai said: “We are proud to see the flydubai network expand further east today with the launch of flights to Krabi and Yangon. Over the past 10 years we have remained committed to opening up underserved markets, enabling millions of passengers to travel with more ease from as far as Helsinki in the west to Krabi in the east via Dubai’s aviation hub.
The innovative partnership with Emirates, which has been in place since 2017, goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated scheduling. Earlier this year, flydubai inaugurated its operations to Naples, complimenting the existing Emirates network in Italy. Similarly, the new flights to Krabi will give passengers more options to fly to Thailand which is already accessible from the UAE with flights to Bangkok and Phuket with Emirates.
Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai, said: “The launch of the new routes will further support the trade links between the UAE, Myanmar and Thailand. We are confident that flydubai’s daily flights will be popular for passengers not only travelling from the UAE but also from the GCC and those connecting from Europe and the USA on the Emirates network.”
Krabi is a popular holiday destination for beach goers and adventures alike. While limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and the famous Phi Phi Island will amaze nature enthusiasts, Krabi also offers activities like diving, hiking or exploring the Huay Toh Waterfall in Phanom Bencha National Park.
As the largest city in Myanmar, Yangon is known for its fascinating mix of colonial architecture, and a modern high-rise skyline, combined with traditional pagodas. One of Yangon’s most famous landmarks is the Shwedagon Paya, a gold shimmering pagoda complex, which is one of Buddhism's most sacred sites.
flydubai flights FZ 1585/FZ1586 will operate daily between Terminal 3, Dubai International (DXB), via Yangon International Airport (RGN) and Krabi International Airport (KBV).
Business Class return fares from Dubai to Yangon/ Krabi start at AED 7,000 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage, meals and inflight entertainment. Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Yangon/ Krabi start at AED 2,000/2,700 respectively including 20kg checked baggage and a meal.